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For everyone who celebrated Xmas, we hope that you had a Very Merry Xmas. Have a safe and  HAPPY NEW YEAR in 2014.


I’ve had a busy year with some of the majority of events posted on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nora.preston1. You will need to have a profile on Facebook in order to be able to read them. Become a friend on Facebook.

Blogs to WordPress and sending out emails slowed down due to having to rest my eyes with many hours of computer work, long screenings and Judging taking a strain on them.

I haven’t had the time to report on absolutely everything I have done in the Film Industry in 2013, this is a brief report due to time, deadlines to post this blog.

Get a 2nd opinion when you know your eyes aren’t right and you’re not satisfied with the outcome of Optometrists and eye specialists, some of which who appear to be waiting for you to go blind. It’s too late after you’re blind to reverse it.

You can see me at counter 00:10/00:09 from last year’s 2012 ATOM AWARDS, and then the back of me a few times after that in this short 2 minute video media clip.: http://atomawards.org/2012-tertiary-industry-awards-night/, and from this year’s judging http://atomawards.org/judges/ or go directly to me by clicking on this link: http://atomawards.org/judge/nora-preston/.

Still in the final voting for AFI/AACTA AWARDS.

I attended the You Tube 101 Seminar on 28/11/13, speaker Kristen Bowen:


I also attended the ScreenACT Xmas Party which was very productive and entertaining. I had a break of taking photos.

FNI(A) made a donation to Make A Wish in conjunction with Wildlife Carers Group.

COMPETITION:  For a free FNI(A) T-shirt, What was the last film that Paul Walker was acting in before his tragic death?


These characters are needed for a feature that has already received a Development Grant with the trailer hopefully being shot in March in Canberra:

 -Sam Poo (age late 20’s Chinese), -Wei lian( age 20’s Chinese), must speak Mandarin – Emma ( age 20’s blond), -Johnny( age 30’s white handsome man).

Couple of aboriginals’ actresses (age 20’s) and actors (age 30’s).

One bad guy (miner’s leader, age 50, European)

And some other support roles and extras (different age group of Chinese and European bushrangers and miners)

Synopsis: Aodaliya Gold is the rollicking, humorous, tragic and dramatic adventure of teacher Sam Poo who in 1860 is forced to flee his missionary school in Guangzhou after an attack by Taiping rebels. With his older cousin Fei Wang and Fei’s beautiful sister Weilian they join the rush to Aodaliya (Australia) where they are dumped on the beach with fellow Chinese miners. After a dangerous trek through hostile Aboriginal country they reach Lambing Flat – an orgy of greed and lawlessness – where they face anti-Chinese prejudice and rage. The one bright spot is Sam’s meeting with Emma Golding where there is instant mutual attraction (and immediate jealousy from Weilian). But when the anti-Chinese riots break out, cousin Fei Wang is killed and, unbeknown to Sam, Emma is sacked from her school-teaching job for ‘consorting’ with the Chinese. To support her dying mother she is forced for work in the saloon of the anti-Chinese leader, James Torpy. Meantime, a despairing Sam Poo and Weilian are rescued and befriended by the dashing bushrangers, Johnny Gilbert and Frank Gardiner. At a bush dance – where Weilian is transformed from the ‘boy’ she has pretended to be to the beautiful young woman – Sam and Emma meet again. They lose touch when the Chinese resume their gold prospecting at a new claim but once again tragedy strikes in the form of Taiping refugee soldiers who attempt to rape Weilian. Sam Poo kills her attacker and is proclaimed an outlaw. He becomes a full-fledged bushranger himself and is joined by Emma, Weilian and Johnny Gilbert who is now in love with Weilian and she with him. They lead the authorities a merry dance before Sam is captured and condemned to hang. The crowd gathers for the terrible climax at the gallows. But our heroes have one last shot in the locker.”

Please email any interests in any of these roles to fni_a@yahoo.com.au with your film credits and head shot.  Extras don’t need experience.



    FNI(A) – Film Networking Industry (Australia) wishes you a Very safe, and Happy Year in 2014.

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    NORA PRESTON – Filmmaker since 2001
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